First of all, please keep this in mind: you are staying at a "historical sight with detail for the Old West kept in mind". Having the ability to stay in a hotel with this much historical significance was an experience my son and daughter will not soon forget. I purposely chose the midweek to attend the hotel in hopes we would have the opportunity to stay in the entire hotel by ourselves--- which we did! We stayed in the larger upstairs suite in room #2 that has a fireplace in it. We went specifically to visit the old hotel from hearing of its potential paranormal history within it.
If your looking for a standard hotel with room service and such, than this is NOT the hotel for you. The staff was very helpful and kind. The upstairs rooms have no TVs or phones--but wireless Internet service is provided.
We had three significant paranormal experiences during our stay---once again, if your afraid or not open minded to these types of activities---the hotel not for you. Activity not guaranteed--especially for those who do not believe or disrespect these types of things.
My 18 year old daughter took pictures within the room and had strange results. A few moments later, something knocked loudly on the outside window while she stood next to it and I could see the wooden interior shutters bounce from my viewpoint.
About a half hour after the last employees left us alone in the hotel for the night and locked up, my son and I heard two loud distinct footsteps with creaky floors in the upstairs hallway. Finally, at 445am, someone slammed a door and moved about within the downstairs bar area---which had a security system armed during the time (impossible for a human to move about within this area without setting the alarm off).
The bar activity is what scared us all the most because we knew that a human could not perform such a feat and that we were not alone in the hotel after all.
The next morning we all enjoyed sharing our experiences---although we might not have gotten much sleep, the friendly experiences we had during our stay are priceless in our minds.
We are definitely headed back to this hotel in hopes to enjoy more friendly visits from our new friends. :)
Here's a tip: To increase your chances of paranormal activity, go with the right mindset, do not disrespect or challenge the spiritual residence, do not go expecting activity and most of all, enjoy yourself within the outstanding 1800's surroundings (old stuff all around you so be respectful so others who come behind can enjoy it as well).
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- One of the oldest, and still operating, hotels built during the Gold Rush. 13 Antique-filled guest rooms, a full-service dining room open for breakfast and lunch Friday through Sunday, and dinner daily except Tuesdays, and a historic saloon dating back to 1874. Hotel guests receive a complimentary continental breakfast Monday-Thursday, and 15% off breakfast in our restaurant Friday-Sunday. We have dog-friendly rooms, and there is dog-friendly dining available in the Saloon and on the balcony. Please contact the Innkeeper for details and restrictions. Centrally located in the Gold Country on Historic Highway 49 - The Golden Chain Highway - with easy access to all of the sites and activities in the area, including hiking, golfing, fishing, boating, swimming, wineries, antique shopping, historic Gold Rush sites, casinos and more! Please let our Concierge staff help plan your itinerary. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Leger Hotel Mokelumne Hill